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Does a creatanine level of 6.5 needs dialysis?

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Does a creatanine level of 6.5 needs dialysis, with a functional 1 kidney
Posted Sat, 10 Nov 2012 in Kidney Conditions
Answered by Dr. G.Srinivasan 2 hours later

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It is not only the creatinine levels, other factors to be considered for dialysis are

1.     Fluid overload – leading to difficulty in breathing.
2.     High serum potassium levels.
3.     Uremic symptoms - in the heart, lungs. Stomach etc.---

Nephrologist would be the best person to examine do these tests and do the needful.

Wishing you best health

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